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  • Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it.  – Jacques Prévert


If you want to be happy, be.  – Leo Tolstoy

    Happiness is never stopping to think if you are.  – Palmer Sondreal

    Most people would rather be certain they’re miserable, than risk being happy.  – Robert Anthony

    The best way to cheer yourself up is to try to cheer somebody else up.  – Mark Twain

    If only we’d stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.  – Edith Wharton

    Happiness is excitement that has found a settling down place.  But there is always a little corner that keeps flapping around.  – E.L. Konigsburg

    Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.  – Cynthia Nelms

    Those who can laugh without cause have either found the true meaning of happiness or have gone stark raving mad.  – Norm Papernick

    Man is fond of counting his troubles, but he does not count his joys.  If he counted them up as he ought to, he would see that every lot has enough happiness provided for it.  – Fyodor Dostoevsky

    What a wonderful life I’ve had!  I only wish I’d realized it sooner.  – Colette

    The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance; the wise grows it under his feet.  -James Openheim

    Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn’t know you left open.  – John Barrymore

    When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. – Helen Keller

    Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities. – Aristotle

    Happiness resides not in posessions and not in gold; the feeling of happiness dwells in the soul. – Democritus

    People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest. – George Matthew Allen

    In the hopes of reaching the moon men fail to see the flowers that blossom at their feet. – Albert Schweitzer

    Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities. – Aldous Huxley

    There is only one person who could ever make you happy, and that person is you. – David Burns, Intimate Connections

    The man is happiest who lives from day to day and asks no more, garnering the simple goodness of life. – Euripides

    Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool. – John M. Good

    Happiness is not a state to arrive at, but a manner of traveling.  -Margaret Lee Runbeck

    Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though ’twere his own. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

    Happiness is not a matter of events, it depends upon the tides of the mind. – Alice Meynell

    Fortify yourself with contentment, for this is an impregnable fortress. – Epictetus

    Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances. – Benjamin Franklin

    There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying things which are beyond the power of our will.  – Epictetus

    I have learned to seek my happiness by limiting my desires, rather than attempting to satisfy them. – John Stuart Mills

    You’re happiest while you’re making the greatest contribution. – Robert F. Kennedy

    Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life. – William Ellery Channing

    There is more to life than increasing its speed. – Mahatma Ghandi

    The rays of happiness, like those of light, are colorless when unbroken. – Henry W. Longfellow

    Happiness grows at our own firesides, and is not to be picked in strangers’ gardens. – Douglas Jerrold

    Happiness is where we find it, but rarely where we seek it. – J. Petit Senn

    To be happy, we must not be too concerned with others. – Albert Camus

    Happiness depends upon ourselves. – Aristotle

    Try to be happy in this present moment, and put not off being so to a time to come,—as though that time should be of another make from this which has already come and is ours. – Thomas Fuller

    Knowledge of what is possible is the beginning of happiness. – George Santayana

    No man is happy who does not think himself so. – Publilius Syrus

    Our minds are as different as our faces: we are all traveling to one destination; –happiness; but few are going by the same road. – Charles Caleb Colton